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Truck electrification has minor grid impacts

Electrification of truck fleets has been perceived as costly both in terms of vehicle and charging infrastructure investments. A new study shows that, with the right charging strategy, electrification of a short-haul delivery fleet does not require major investments in the electric grid substations.

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Liimatainen, H. Truck electrification has minor grid impacts. Nat Energy 6, 580–581 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-021-00857-y

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